Seasons & Promise

   I was teaching my toddlers a medley of the four seasons. I saw the smile in their innocent eyes which made me think about life’s seasons. We’ve had our share of shifts in seasons as a famliy. We’ve celebrated in times of joy, we’ve shared tears in losses, and we look foward to the…

 The Red Flags Of Heartbreaking Friendships

   In truth many of us have been there where we initially connected with someone in the hopes of establishing a true friendship that ended badly. This seems to be very common amongst women. The friendship chemistry seemed instantaneous as if our hearts shouted,”Where have you been all my life?”Later, we find ourselves disappointed in…

A Promise Is A Promise !

     Kids may forget to push their chairs under the table after dinner, but they never forget a promise. They are  like the elephant that never forgets! My eldest daughter asked before the start of summer to go on a one on one road trip together to the beach. She is very sweet in…

Then There Was Grace

 I was taken a back when I grew spiritually in understanding the true meaning of grace. I adopted the mentality that was reared in me from examples growing up of seeing things as only black or white making no room for faults. There was a time that I had no clue of the beauty of…

Redefining What It Means To Be Special Needs!

  There seems to be more of a growth in awareness, openness, and acceptance with those living with autism. This makes me so excited as a parent with a beautiful autistic child in seeing finally as a society we are redefining our perception of those with special needs and autism! Many parents and teachers have…

Awarded From The Start 

   It was the last week of camp for my morning class for which I taught music and movement. I wanted to do something special for my morning large group class  of diverse ages. They were always so enthusiastically willing to participate in whatever I taught them. I decided to give them a little certificate…

Rest My Child

Patricia was running on fumes. The mother of three children under the age 10 knew she needed to rest, but she felt like she couldn’t due to the needs of so many who depended on her. Patricia who worked from home felt insulted when others would say “Oh you just stay at home.”  Patricia would…

 A Helping Hand

   The biggest test of your efforts as a parent is watching your children take  initiative in doing what they believe is right without your urge in imput. My eldest two children have begun to take more of an active role in taking initiative at home in helping beyond their expected chores, and I couldn’t…

Can’t Touch This: Good Touch/ Bad Touch 

It is very important for parents to create the open dialogue of explaining appropriate and inappropriate touch to their children. Child sexual abuse is a reality that all parents should break the taboo in discussion in being proactive in prevention. Many of us have heard of “Stranger Danger” however many child molestation and sexual abuse…

The Friendship Lifeline with Erica Grant

There’s a time in our lives where we begin to evaluate our friendships. We begin to take an account of our relationships in seeing the truth of what they are. We also in this stage begin to take a self -assessment of who we are when it comes down to extending the bond of friendship….

Grandpa’s Girl

 My grandfather and I shared a very close connection. I was his riding buddy, and he was my trusted source of comforting wisdom. We visited my grandparents everyday. Their home was like a second home for me even throughout adulthood. My grandfather was more like a father to me. My grandfather was my first best…

It’s The Little Things That Count

    Many people think that it takes the most extravagant of moments to make children’s hearts smile. It’s actually the little things that make a world of difference in memories to share as a family. There are times when I look back at fond memories of my childhood for which I don’t think about…

Fighting Flight

  My daughter shared in her first experience of dance camp to kick off summer break. It has been awhile since she attended this particular dance studio, but she was familiar since she was a former student. The owner and instructor knew her very well. The instructor has always treated my family kindly. I could…

Life Lessons From My Sassy Strong -Willed Child  

   Let’s face it, the strong – willed child can sometimes catch a bad rap for their quirky personalities. Yes, I can admit in saying that they can be a handful and stubborn at times. I have a strong- willed four year old who marches to the beat of her own drum, and I lovingly…